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Photoplay: Valerie Piraino opens at Cindy Rucker Gallery September 8 - October 13, 2013, with a opening reception September 8th, 6 - 8 PM.

141 attorney st nyc 10002

This page is to help provide materials and travel for a group of artists who are donating their new and existing work to the non-profit Queens Community House permanent collection, that I am curating. Many of the artists will be creating murals, donating large scale painting and sculpture, and providing exquisite work for the beautification of this essential space, so please consider donating to help support these artists and community center!

Every dollar helps!

The Culture of Curation is a segmented online group show that works to cultivate freedom in its disclosure of linear choice. In this form, it bears witness to its own limitations and lack of fixity. The work featured in the eight segments do not have any sole definition, but are grouped as they suit our thesis within the given context. In creating an online exhibition, we realized its inherent elasticity. When faced with our own decisions about creating a more straightforward show, which we as gallerists do every month, we elected to create eight individual shows and let the viewer choose a path to follow.

While we are still acting as filter, we are able to pass on the freedom of choice to the viewer, with the added element of play. By choosing from the options laid out in the flow chart, a path is created that leads to one of eight exhibitions making up the complete thesis. While proceeding through the flow chart, the ability to step back and make new choices remains, allowing the freedom to move through the chart in reaction to the parameters set by Cindy Rucker and Brad Silk as curators.

Forever Never, 2011

Pastel, Acrylic, and Oil on Board

36 x 48 inches

Please vote for my work on http://bradsilk.see.me/atm2012 #ART

Mondays, Huh? (detail) 2006
This was a temporary mural for a wall show at Montserrat College of Art.

Mondays, Huh? (detail) 2006

This was a temporary mural for a wall show at Montserrat College of Art.

Lost Revisited, 2011

Pastel, Acrylic, and Oil on Paper

40 x 58 inches

The Greenpoint Gallery

I’m in a group competition at The Greenpoint Gallery tonight 8p-Midnight—one night only. Please come and vote for my work! I could get a solo show later in the year.

(390 McGuinness Av. Take G to Greenpoint Av, then walk north on greenpoint ave to McGuinness and take a left. 390 McGuinness is by the bridge. )

third grade, 2011

acrylic and pastel on paper (three panels)

30 by 68 inches

my black friend (claudia), 2010 oil and pastel on canvas 28 by 20 inches

my black friend (claudia), 2010
oil and pastel on canvas
28 by 20 inches